Have any urologists thought about using a daily or weekly self catheterization for men with bph to help maintain a open urethra?
Never heard about that from urologists. Any self catheterization opening will be only temporary and may only last a few hours in cases of very acute urinary retention. And then there is the issue of irritating the urethra and bladder neck over time.
It is infections and pathogens in the prostate gland that cause the BPH. There is no separation between most cases of BPH and prostatitis. Once viruses and pathogens get inside the prostate it can be extremely difficult to get rid of them. And then they lead to cell growth and calcification and hardening of prostate nodules.
Here's a better question to ask your urologist:
"Have you looked at a sample of my prostate fluid under a microscope to see what's there?"
Sadly I know of no urologist in the west that does this. What they would see would astound them!
And why it is not taught in medical school as the first thing to do after a DRE, digital rectal exam, is in my opinion negligent.
Go here to see what is really going on inside your prostate:
3D Prostate Clinic
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